Structural brick stitching & Cavity wall tie replacement

With a history spanning over 47-years, Tapco HomeDry has a vast amount of knowledge and expertise at repairing properties that have structural damage. If you have noticed cracks in your walls, they may have been caused by a structural problem and shouldn’t be ignored. Once the structure of a property is compromised, the knock-on effects can be horrendous, both in terms of upheaval and cost.

An extensive investigation by our experienced surveyor will include an in-depth inspection of the existing wall ties, using a metal detector and boroscope to determine their condition and what, if any, wall strengthening and repairs are required.

Cracked brickwork can be structurally strengthened, a process known as “stitching”. We carry this out by raking out the mortar joints and installing special Helical bars into the brick course of the damaged areas and bedding them in with a resin bonding solution. This will structurally tie and strengthen the walls to prevent further movement. Our technique follows current building regulations, in terms of the recommended number and position of the wall ties and the Helical bars we use, all of which are stainless steel and won’t corrode.

We have been established since 1971 and are proud to be a long term member of the PCA (Property Care Association), a certified  ISO9001:2015 quality management company and a 5-star Which? Trusted Trader. All our repairs are covered by a Tapco HomeDry 10-year guarantee, we are a company you can trust.

 

 

 

What are they

Cavity Wall Ties are now an integral part of UK house building and found in most properties built from the late 1920’s. Two separate outer

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Signs of failure

To keep the two walls bonded and strong, they are connected by metal straps or ties (cavity wall ties) which are installed at about 90cm centres. However, many of the older wall ties were galvanised metal, which over time, slowly corrode or rust

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How do we repair

Tapco HomeDry are not only experts at replacing cavity wall ties, we also structurally strengthen walls, where damage has been caused, a process known as “stitching”. This is carried out by raking out mortar joints and installing special stainless steel

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1. Contact

Book a Structural wall repairs appointment or call us.

  • Home owners & pre-purchasers
  • Estate Agents & Businesses
  • Covering London / Home Counties

2. Survey

Our surveyor will discuss any Structural wall repairs work your property may require;

  • Investigations and tests are thorough and accurate
  • Comprehensive report and recommendations
  • Long term member of the PCA

3. Treatment

All work is carried out by experienced technicians.

  • We only recommend remedial treatment, where it is necessary
  • Only the safest of preservatives are used, with a one-hour re-entry time
  • All preservatives are aqueous based and odourless

4. Aftercare

For a single premium you can insure our guarantee with Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).

  • All structural repairs carried out to a high standard using non-corrosive stainless steel wall ties and strengthening bars.
  • All associated damage repairs carried out.
  • Recognised by all leading insurance companies.
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